Trainee crew placement – additional conditions apply. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Join the Blue Clipper as part of a trainee crew. Spend 9 weeks on board, working alongside the professional crew to gain knowledge and experience. Sail from Svalbard (Spitsbergen) to Alesund, visiting Norwegian ports along the way. Be fully immersed into life as a crew member on board. Learn every aspect of sailing and working on board a traditional Sailing Ship. Earn an official RYA certificate upon completing the journey. Open to Windseekers aged 17-25 who successfully pass the application process.
Svalbard is a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean with its largest island being the famous Spitsbergen. If you want to experience the arctic climate, although tempered by a warm current, Svalbard is the place to visit. Look for seabirds, reindeer and marine mammals but watch out for polar bears! With approximately 2,600 people living in Svalbard, there are more polar bears than people. It’s a must-see place for nature lovers and enthusiasts of the polar regions.
Ålesund is an intimate harbor amongst beautiful fjords, mountains and islands. Consisting out of seven islands, Ålesund is a modern city. In 1904 the city, once built largely of wood, was completely burned down by a sea of flames. After a period of planning, the town was rebuilt in stone, brick, and mortar in Jugendstil. Visit the Atlantic Sea Park on a rainy day or, if the weather is nice, go to the Sunnmoere Museum to see historic Norwegian houses and Viking relics.
Dates: 5 July 2018 - 9 September 2018
Embarkation: 14:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
For Windseekers age 17-25 years
Windseekers joining: maximum 4
Official language on board: English
Price includes: accommodation and meals, excludes drinks at the bar
Price excludes transportation costs to-and from the ports. Our travel counsellor can advise you and book your transfers
Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
Need to take with you on board: sleeping bags and towels
"When anchored at sea in the sun, I had not a care in the world"
Piotr (22) Poland
"Worked together with different nationalities for a week was a life changing, hilarious experience."
Max (17) Germany
"The wind increased and when we took down some sails, I felt the adrenalin rush through my body"
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